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Kevin Spacey calls on Channel 4 to broadcast his “right of reply” interview with Dan Wootton

May 7th, 2024

Kevin Spacey has called on Channel 4 to air his “right to reply” interview with Dan Wootton, in response to their documentary Spacey Unmasked.

Spacey Unmasked is a two-part show that aired on the channel on May 6 and 7, featuring “never-seen-before interviews and archive” footage that covered the actor’s life “from childhood to early success on Broadway and subsequent meteoric rise to stardom.”

It also explored Spacey’s sexual allegations and subsequent acquittal. A description reads: “In 2023, Spacey was acquitted of sexual offences against four men in a UK trial. This two-part series will investigate Spacey’s conduct and talks to multiple men unconnected to that case about their experiences with Kevin Spacey, almost all of whom have never spoken before.”

Kevin Spacey on May 24, 2017 in New York City. CREDIT: Getty/Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage

In July last year, Spacey was acquitted of all nine charges he was facing, including seven counts of sexual assault, one count of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent, and one count of causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity.

Spacey claims that Channel 4 did not give him enough time to respond to the allegations of improper behaviour contained in the show, and instead he addressed them in a one-on-one interview with former GB News presenter Wootton.

He now wants Channel 4 to air that show, writing on X: “I’d be glad to grant @Channel4 the rights to run it for free. Maybe enough pressure from the public will get them to agree to broadcast my Right of Reply.”

“I take full responsibility for my past behaviour and my actions, but I cannot and will not take responsibility or apologise to anyone who’s made up stuff about me or exaggerated stories about me,” Spacey told Wootton in the interview.

“I’ve never told someone that if they give me sexual favours, then I will help them out with their career, never.”

Last week, Spacey addressed the documentary directly, writing on X: “Over the last week, I have repeatedly requested that @Channel4 afford me more than 7 days to respond to allegations made against me dating back 48 years and provide me with sufficient details to investigate these matters.”

“Channel 4 has refused on the basis that they feel that asking for a response in 7 days to new, anonymized and non-specific allegations is a “fair opportunity” for me to refute any allegations made against me.”

“I will not sit back and be attacked by a dying network’s one-sided “documentary” about me in their desperate attempt for ratings. There’s a proper channel to handle allegations against me and it’s not Channel 4. Each time I have been given the time and a proper forum to defend myself, the allegations have failed under scrutiny and I have been exonerated.”

Channel 4 replied to his comments by saying that Spacey “has been given sufficient opportunity to respond.”

This content was originally sourced and posted at NME »
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